ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) Rider Safety Training- Canada Safety Council

Course Duration
8hours
Maximum Participant
8 people
Course Description
The Canada Safety Council (CSC) ATV Rider Course provides hands-on training, with emphasis on the safety implications relating to each lesson.

Students will learn basic techniques for riding an all-terrain vehicle responsibly. The lessons include starting and stopping, quick turns, hill riding, emergency stopping and swerving; and riding over obstacles; as well as specific requirements for classes attended by children under the age of 16.

This course will increase your safety awareness and skills, identify your abilities and your ATV’s capabilities, and introduce strategies to identify and manage risks.
 
Curriculum
Introduction to Safety Awareness
Safety Alert / Risk Awareness /Managing Risk

Preparing to Ride
Dressing Like the Pros (PPE) / Warming Up

Getting Familiar With Your ATV
Know Your Controls / Checking Your ATV / Pre-Trip Inspection (T-CLOC)

Starting Your ATV
Safe Start-up Procedures

How to Ride
Posture / Starting Out / Shifting Gears /Breaking / Parking

Turning
Turning Basics / Sharp Turns / Quicker Turns

Quick Stops and Swerving
Stopping Quickly / Swerving

Riding Strategies
Reading the Terrain / Choosing Proper Speeds / Using SIPDE / Practicing SIPDE / Trail Riding / Riding Different Terrain / Effects of Alcohol, Drugs and Fatigue

Riding Over Obstacles

Riding On Hills
Going Up a Hill, Getting to the Bottom / Traversing

Safe Riding Practices
Plan Ahead / Survival Kit / Trail Signs / Towing a Trailor / Laws and Regulation / Tread Lightly! / You and the Rest of the World / Finding Places to Ride

Loading and Unloading Machines
 
Who should attend?
The All Terrain Vehicle Rider Course is a one-day program designed to train the operator in the safe and efficient use of an all-terrain vehicle. The course includes both classroom and practical training, with the greatest emphasis on operational skills.

Anyone working in the following industries, who use ATV's for employment purposes:

- oil and gas employees
- foresters
- emergency medical technicians
- adventure travel companies
- seismic and survey crews
- ranchers
- police
- recreational users

A separate ATV Rider’s Course is also available for children under the age of 14 whose parents specifically permit them to ride ATV. The vehicle must be the proper size for the child as per ATV industry safety standards. With the exception of the Province of Quebec which requires riders to be 16 years of age.

A signed consent form is required from the parent or legal guardian. If the child is between 6 and 11 years of age, the parent or legal guardian must be present at the training site. No child will be allowed to ride without written parental consent and without the parent or legal guardian present.
 
Certification Details
Upon successful completion of the course, participants are issued a Canada Safety Council ATV certificate valid for 3 years.
 
Prerequisites
  • N/A
Equipment Required
  • PPE/Personal Protective Equipment (safety glasses, gloves and appropriate footwear such as steel-toe boots, or hiking boots)
  • All-weather clothing
Courses
Open to Public This course is available for public registration as well as private on-site requests
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Language:
English
Location of Course:
Athabasca, Alberta
Open to Public This course is available for public registration as well as private on-site requests
Provider:
Language:
English
Location of Course:
Langley Township, British Columbia
Open to Public This course is available for public registration as well as private on-site requests
Provider:
Language:
English
Location of Course:
Nanaimo, British Columbia
Open to Public This course is available for public registration as well as private on-site requests
Provider:
Language:
English
Location of Course:
Langley Township, British Columbia